Supervisory IT Specialist (INFOSEC), GS-2210-15 (DIRECT HIRE)
PLEASE NOTE: THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 150 APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AND WILL CLOSE AT 11:59pm EASTERN TIME ON THE DAY WE RECEIVE THE 150TH APPLICATION OR AT 11:59pm EASTERN TIME ON THE CLOSING DATE, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.
This position is located in the U.S. Department of Education, Office of the Chief Information Officer, reporting directly to the Department's Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). The position serves as the manager of the Cyber Defense Team with responsibility to manage the Department's efforts to monitor and secure the Department's operational systems, applications, and networks. The position serves as an expert in managing and providing technical direction for the Department's Security Operations Center (SOC) and is recognized as a senior level advisor to top agency management on critical issues in the field of network security, cybersecurity incident management, and information systems security technology. This position is supervisory and includes providing direction to a cyber defense operation team of highly technical government and contractor staff.
THIS POSITION HAS A NATIONAL SECURITY DESIGNATION AND REQUIRES A TOP SECRET CLEARANCE WHICH INCLUDES DRUG TESTING.
Applicants will be considered "basically qualified" if they will meet all of the requirements within thirty (30) calendar days after the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Applicants may not be permanently placed in the position until requirements are met.
52 weeks of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal government.
Examples of such experience include: serving in a cybersecurity operations position; analyzing information technologies, architecture, and standards; developing functional and technical requirements and specifications; establishing policies and procedures for the use, distribution and support of IT assets; evaluating and recommending new database technologies and architecture; defining and maintaining physical and virtual network architecture and infrastructure; and leading or managing computer projects, like those described in the previous examples.
For all positions individuals must have IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies listed below.
1. Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.
2. Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
3. Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.
4. Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.
For full qualifications go to: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/index.asp
Applicants are expected to possess the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs) listed below to qualify for this position. These KSAs are addressed in the self-assessment questionnaire that you will complete for this announcement. You do not need to respond separately to the KSAs listed below. Your answers to the on-line experience questions will serve as responses to the KSAs.
Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Ability to supervise and provide direction to a cyber defense operation team of highly technical government and contractor staff.
- Ability to protect, detect, respond, and remediate cybersecurity events within an information technology infrastructure.
- Mastery of Computer Network Defense, Computer Network Attack and Exploitation as well as Cybersecurity theories, principles, concepts, standards, and practices to conceptualize and implement new initiatives and approaches in broad area of assignment.
- Knowledge of acquisition strategy and project planning.
- Ability to effectively communicate technical and analytical information to build working relationships with stakeholders at all levels.